Online demonstrations and training available from Mecmesin technical sales engineers

May 2020:
Online test equipment and training demos

 

As more people are working from home to reduce non-essential travel, our technical sales engineers can provide online equipment demos or training sessions via web-based video calls.

If possible, send in your own samples and our sales team will be able to present your own products being tested.

Get in touch to discuss your requirements and to arrange an online demo or training session.

Diamante pull-off test

Solution

  • Motorised tensile test stand and gauge
  • clamping fixture and slotted gripping accessory

Benefits

  • Approved product quality testing to customer specification
  • Simple and reliable test procedure
  • Test To Failure (TTF) condition detected and captured automatically
  • Confidence in meeting safety standards

Requirement

The customer was a supplier to major UK clothing retailer Marks & Spencer, who stipulate that all fasteners and attachments must be tested to failure.

The strength of the joint/diamante was critical to ensure that it met the design tolerance and safety levels. A motorised unit with a test speed was defined at 200 mm/min as the system needed to be simple to use in a production environment and provide consistent results.

Solution

The cloth material was clamped in a 'Double Action Vice Grip' with 50 mm wide faces coated with non-slip rubber to enhance the gripping strength. The diamante attachment was loaded from the front into a slotted claw fixture, ready for testing.

For ease of loading the diamante into the fixture and also to help maintain a straight-pull, the 'Diamante Fixture' was connected to the force gauge via a flexible chain link. The peak tension load to remove/break the diamante was recorded at the fast data-acquisition speed of 1200 Hz.

Test equipment

  • 1000 N UltraTest Motorised Test Stand
  • 500 N AFG
  • Diamante Fixture
  • Double Action Vice Grip
 

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